News Flash

Posted on: January 19, 2022

Senior Tax Exemption Information Sessions with Town Assessor

Principal Assessor Ruth Anderson gave a presentation about senior tax exemptions last week. Watch the video here:

She is hosting another session today, January 19th from 2:30-3:30 here in the Senior Center. 

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 01-18-22

For immediate release: Tuesday, January 18, 2022Conntact:Department of Elementary and Secondary Education:Jacqueline Reis, jacqueline.reis@mass.gov Executive Office of Education:Colleen Quinn, colleen.quinn@mass.gov

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Baker-Polito Press Office - Website Council on Aging Department
Posted on: January 4, 2022

MDPH launches new quit smoking public awareness campaign

Date of Record: December 29, 2021

The Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced the launch of Take the First Step, a campaign to help adults quit smoking, vaping, or using other tobacco or nicotine products. The campaign encourages residents consid...

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MA Department of Public Health Website Council on Aging Department
Posted on: January 10, 2022

FREE COVID-19 Vaccination or Booster Clinics

Looking for a COVID-19 Vaccination or Booster Shot?

FREE COVID-19 Vaccine / Booster Clinics in the City of Worcester:

Mondays:  YMCA, 766 Main Street - 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesdays:  Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Street - 11:00 a....

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City of Worcester COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Council on Aging Department
Posted on: January 19, 2022

AARP TAXAIDE at the Shrewsbury Senior Center

Sponsored by AARP and the Shrewsbury Senior Center

Thursdays - 2/3 through 4/14

Stop at desk or call the center for an appointment. 508-841-8640

Appointments available on 2/17 and 3/17 specifically for SHA residents and seniors who need to utilize our transp...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: January 13, 2022

COVID-19 Positive Via At-Home Test Guidance for the General Public

Guidance for the General Public: Covid-19 Positive Via At-Home Test. Read on for details.

COVID-19 Positive Via At-Home Test Guidance for GP Council on Aging Department
Posted on: January 6, 2022

UPDATED HOURS - 9am to 3pm

Senior Center Building and Sign with text - Senior Center

Effective Monday, January 10th and until further notice, the Senior Center will be open from 9AM to 3 PM.

The Center will also be closed tomorrow, January 7th due to the snow.

Council on Aging Department
Posted on: January 5, 2022

January Class Cancellations

Senior Center Building and Sign with text - Senior Center

There have been a few class cancellations as of today, January 5, 2022. They are as follows:

Yoga with Divya has been cancelled tomorrow, Thursday, January 6. Class will resume on Monday, January 10.

American Contract Bridge League has been cancell...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Vacancy Notice: Council on Aging

The Town Manager is seeking one individual to fill a vacant seat on the Council on Aging

The Town Manager is seeking one (1) qualified individual interested in serving on the Council of Aging to fill a vacant term set to expire on June 30, 2023.

The Council on Aging consists of seven (7) persons appointed for staggered terms and is responsible...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Cold Weather Safety Tips

The Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA) is offering some cold weather reminders. 

Extreme Cold Safety Tips:

  • Stay indoors as much as possible, especially during extreme cold and high winds.
  • Check on elderly friends and neighbors often...
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Cold Weather Safety Tip Brochure Council on Aging Department
Posted on: January 10, 2022

FREE COVID-19 Testing: UMass Memorial Health

Mercantile Center, 201 Commercial Street, Worcester, MA 01608

UMASS Memorial Health FREE COVID-19 Testing Schedule - January 2022

NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mond...

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UMass Health COVID-19 Information Council on Aging Department
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 01-11-22

Baker-Polito Administration Secures Contract for 26 Million Rapid Antigen Tests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 11, 2022

CONTACT: Terry MacCormack - terry.maccormack@mass.gov

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced an order was placed with ...

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Baker-Polito Press Release: 01-11-21 Council on Aging Department
Posted on: December 29, 2021

Grab and Go Update

Senior Center Building and Sign with text - Senior Center

Grab and go pickup is now between 10-10:30AM at the back door of the Senior Center. In the case of inclement weather, pickup will be at the front door (circle drive). Signs will be posted with instructions. 

Council on Aging Department
Posted on: December 21, 2021

Congregate Dining Suspended Until Further Notice

Senior Center Building and Sign with text - Senior Center

Shrewsbury Senior Center will not be offering congregate dining until further notice. Grab and go meals are still available with 48 hours notice. Call the Senior Center at 508-841-8640 to place your order. 

Menus can be found here:&nb...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: December 27, 2021

Words from the Friends- January 2022

Senior Center Building and Sign with text - Senior Center

Words from the Friends, January 2022 – From Maria Smith, President

As we bid farewell to 2021 and usher in 2022 with enthusiasm and optimism, we look forward to our New Year’s Resolutions.  The Friends are reflecting on all the...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Homebound Vaccinations

Homebound Vaccinations

Eligibility

In-home vaccinations are available for anyone who is unable to get to a vaccine location, including children 5-11 years old.

How to schedule an in-home vaccination

You can call the In-Home Vaccination Central Intake Line at ...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: December 7, 2021

COVID-19: How to request a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record

COVID-19 vaccine bottle

COVID-19: How to request a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record

COVID-19: Misplaced your COVID-19 vaccination record? 

Please visit the MA Department of Public Health (MDPH) website to view instructions. 

Specific tele...

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Copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record Council on Aging Department
Posted on: November 23, 2021

COVID-19: Stop the Spread Program - has been extended to March 31, 2022

In July of 2020, the Baker-Polito Administration had launched the Stop the Spread initiative, which provides free testing to residents in targeted communities throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

This Program has now been extended through...

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STOP THE SPREAD Council on Aging Department
Posted on: December 29, 2021

COVID-19: Reminder on How to Protect Yourself and Others from Getting Sick

It's Never too Late to get Vaccinated and a Booster Shot - VAXFINDER WEBSITE

Authorized COVID-19 vaccines (Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson) can help protect you from COVID-19.

Wear a mask*

The Town of Shrewsbury currently has a Face ...

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CDC - Preventative Measures from Getting Sick Council on Aging Department
Posted on: December 29, 2021

Updated COVID-19 Guidance from MA Department of Public Health (MDPH)

The MA Department of Public Health (MDPH) is adopting updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding isolation and quarantine periods for the general population, effective immediately. 

For the general public,...

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Center for Disease Control (CDC) Council on Aging Department
Posted on: December 16, 2021

It's Still Flu Season

What is the flu?The flu is an illness caused by flu viruses. The flu may make people cough and have a sore throat and fever. They may also have a runny or stuffy nose, feel tired, have body aches, or show other signs they are not well. The flu happens eve...

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Center for Disease Control - INFLUENZA FACT SHEET Council on Aging Department
Posted on: December 15, 2021

Winter Coats Donated by WCSO and CMAA

The Shrewsbury Council on Aging would like to thank Sheriff Lew Evangelidis, the Worcester County Sheriff's Office, and the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging for their donation of 30 winter coats for our seniors. Their repeated generosity is ...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: January 1, 2022

Renee's Outreach Corner - January 2022

Renees Outreach Corner Winter

Fuel Assistance and Share the Warmth

Home heating bills are expected to be 20% higher this year. If you are struggling to pay your utility bills, I am taking applications (by appointment) and would like to encourage you to apply. Fuel assistance applicatio...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: December 7, 2021

Sodium Fluoride for Water Treatment for the Town of Shrewsbury

BOARD OF HEALTH100 MAPLE AVENUESHREWSBURY, MA 01545508-841-8384

Dear Shrewsbury Residents:

Despite the Town's best efforts to avoid the global supply chain issues affecting the availability of sodium fluoride, the Town of Shrewsbury inventory has now been d...

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Sodium Fluoride Correspondence from the BOH Council on Aging Department
Posted on: December 8, 2021

Volunteer Opportunities and Senior Tax Work Off

Volunteer

The Shrewsbury Council on Aging is in need of volunteers!

There is an immediate need for receptionists on Monday mornings and afternoons, Wednesday afternoons, and Friday mornings. Responsibilities include answering phones, taking ride requests for our tr...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Plan Ahead for Phase Out of 3G Cellular Networks and Service

Mobile carriers are shutting down their 3G networks to make room for more advanced network services, including 5G. Older cell phones will be unable to make or receive calls and texts or use data services. This also impacts some medical devices.

FCC Consumer Guide Council on Aging Department
Posted on: November 3, 2021

A Message from SHINE re: Changes to Medicare Plans

Medicare Open Enrollment is Here!

?Changes to Some Medicare Plans for 2022!

 

Medicare Advantage PlansAetna Explorer Premier Plan (PPO) plan and Harvard Pilgrim Stride plans in Massachusetts will be&...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: October 6, 2021

COVID-19 Related BOH Executive Orders Effective Tuesday, October 12, 2021

   

TOWN OF SHREWSBURY

EXECUTIVE ORDERS - EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2021

Date of Record: October 5, 2021

On October 5, 2021, the Shrewsbury Board of Health voted to approve the following Orders:

  • To require face coverings in all indoor pr...
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COVID-19 Vaccine update and Mask Research 10-05-21 Council on Aging Department
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Reopening Guidelines for Town Offices

Reopening Guidelines

Issued July 2, 2020- Updated August 30, 2021

Town Hall

(including School Department & SELCO)

Effective Monday, August 16, 2021, following guidance from the CDC and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, all employees and visit...
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